Fairy Tales

Brothers Grimm; Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
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$22.00 US
On sale Nov 03, 1992 | 400 Pages | 978-0-679-41796-5
No children’s library is complete without this beautiful hardcover edition of the Brothers Grimm’s original fairy tales.
Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, and Snow White are among the jewels we owe to the German Brothers Grimm, who began in the first decade of the 19th century to seek out and listen to village storytellers. The best-loved of the tales they discovered have inspired generations and are now brought together with the marvelous pictures that in 1900 first established the reputation of one of the greatest children's illustrators of all time, Arthur Rackham.

Featuring 63 classic fairy tales, including:

• “The Frog-Prince”
• “Briar Rose”
• “Cat and Mouse in Partnership”
• “Tom Thumb”
• “Rumpelstiltskin”
• “Hansel and Gretel”
• “Rapunzel”
• “The Twelve Huntsmen”
• “Snow-White and Rose-Red”
 
Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.rthur Rackham.
Jacob Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859) were born in Hanau, Germany. They both studied at Marburg, and from 1808 to 1829 mainly worked in Kassel as state-appointed librarians. Both brothers had been professors at Göttingen for several years when, in 1837, they became two of the seven leading Göttingen academics dismissed from their posts by the new king of Hanover for their liberal political views. In 1840, they were invited by King Frederick William IV of Prussia to settle in Berlin as members of the Academy of Sciences, and here they remained until their deaths. Jacob, one of Germany’s greatest scholars, is justly regarded as the founder of the scientific study of the German language and medieval German literature. His most monumental achievements were the Deutsche Grammatik (1819–1837) and, with his brother's assistance, the initiation of the great Deutsches Wörterbuch, the many volumes of which were not completed by later scholars until 1961, and which has become the equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. Between them, and often in collaboration, the Grimms were reponsible for pioneering work on medieval texts, the heroic epic, legends, and mythology; as well as for many other contributions to the study of ancient German culture. One of their most remarkable publications was the Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812, with many subsequent editions), which remains to this day the most famous collection of folktales in the world. View titles by Brothers Grimm

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No children’s library is complete without this beautiful hardcover edition of the Brothers Grimm’s original fairy tales.
Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Tom Thumb, and Snow White are among the jewels we owe to the German Brothers Grimm, who began in the first decade of the 19th century to seek out and listen to village storytellers. The best-loved of the tales they discovered have inspired generations and are now brought together with the marvelous pictures that in 1900 first established the reputation of one of the greatest children's illustrators of all time, Arthur Rackham.

Featuring 63 classic fairy tales, including:

• “The Frog-Prince”
• “Briar Rose”
• “Cat and Mouse in Partnership”
• “Tom Thumb”
• “Rumpelstiltskin”
• “Hansel and Gretel”
• “Rapunzel”
• “The Twelve Huntsmen”
• “Snow-White and Rose-Red”
 
Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.rthur Rackham.

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Jacob Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859) were born in Hanau, Germany. They both studied at Marburg, and from 1808 to 1829 mainly worked in Kassel as state-appointed librarians. Both brothers had been professors at Göttingen for several years when, in 1837, they became two of the seven leading Göttingen academics dismissed from their posts by the new king of Hanover for their liberal political views. In 1840, they were invited by King Frederick William IV of Prussia to settle in Berlin as members of the Academy of Sciences, and here they remained until their deaths. Jacob, one of Germany’s greatest scholars, is justly regarded as the founder of the scientific study of the German language and medieval German literature. His most monumental achievements were the Deutsche Grammatik (1819–1837) and, with his brother's assistance, the initiation of the great Deutsches Wörterbuch, the many volumes of which were not completed by later scholars until 1961, and which has become the equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary. Between them, and often in collaboration, the Grimms were reponsible for pioneering work on medieval texts, the heroic epic, legends, and mythology; as well as for many other contributions to the study of ancient German culture. One of their most remarkable publications was the Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812, with many subsequent editions), which remains to this day the most famous collection of folktales in the world. View titles by Brothers Grimm

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